Fashion: New for Spring Summer 2011 – Recycled Kimonos

Nicola Woods, a graduate of London College of Fashion, is determined to inject meaning into fashion with her new collection of recycled kimono jackets, dresses and boleros. The “Beautiful Soul” range works on a zero waste principle and has recently extended to include menswear. Available from V&A museum, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL … Read more Fashion: New for Spring Summer 2011 – Recycled Kimonos

Fashion: Emma Watson for People Tree

It seems that Harry Potter stardom and modelling for Burberry just aren’t enough for Emma Watson, who is also supporting Fairtrade through the ethical fashion label, People Tree. Visiting textile workers in Bangladesh, the star said: I don’t know how to impress upon people the importance of Fair Trade. It is so hard to get … Read more Fashion: Emma Watson for People Tree

Maison Martin Margiela Announce Eyewear Range

Maison Martin Margiela have teamed up with Cutler & Gloss to produce a range of high-fashion eyewear. From playfully ill-fitting lenses to wrap-around glamour, the two top design houses have collaborated to bring originality to the saturated sunglasses market. Patronised by stars such as Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, Cutler & Gross provides a discerning … Read more Maison Martin Margiela Announce Eyewear Range

Fashion: Julien Fournié Autumn Winter 2010-11

Julien Fournié has attitude – and you can see it all over his Autumn Winter collection for 2010. Sheer nude layers are marked with black drips, biro anatomical references and red sequin splashes. Corsets, together with exposed, sheer, floating panels play out a theme of feminine exploitation. Long silk trains billow alongside punky zips and … Read more Fashion: Julien Fournié Autumn Winter 2010-11

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Winter 2010

Stephane Rolland’s metallic satin, silk and velvet dresses were by far the highlight of Paris Haute Couture Week in July 2010. The collection was shown in sweltering heat at the Théâtre National de Chaillot at the place du Trocadéro, Paris. The assemblage was a masterpiece of balance, whereby art & design were carefully matched against … Read more Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Winter 2010

Fashion: French Label Kitsuné to Visit Barneys New York

French label Kitsuné will open a temporary store in Barneys, New York, during fall 2010. A pop-up store from the European design house and record label will take residence from September 10th through October 1st. The The “Ivy League” women’s Fall / Winter 2010 collection will include a three coloured canvas bag, a key-folder, new … Read more Fashion: French Label Kitsuné to Visit Barneys New York

Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

The Elie Saab Winter collection was a spectacle of major proportions. Flashbulbs lit the room as celebrities and press packed the Théâtre National de Chaillot at Trocadero in Paris. Outside, a crazed fan argued loudly with the doormen as the premium pieces from one of fashion’s most illustrious houses were paraded for the world’s glitterati. … Read more Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

Fashion Winter 2010: Capes

Capes are in for Winter 2010. From silk bow tie couture to finest alpaca wool, there’s a cape for every taste when the weather turns cold. Our first pick is from Alexis Mabille’s haute couture collection. Teamed with a long draped gown, this cape provides colour and cover for those attending balls and receptions during … Read more Fashion Winter 2010: Capes

Paris Fashion: Jan Taminiau Winter 2010

Jan Taminau’s collection provides much needed shimmer to brighten up this Winter. Modernist headpieces sported along with nude trains and sequinned minidresses, gave the runway a 60’s spacewear edge. A metallic palette, exaggerated shoulders and plunging necklines are in line with many of the collections exhibited at Paris couture week. However, Taminiau makes his mark … Read more Paris Fashion: Jan Taminiau Winter 2010

Paris Haute Couture: Alexis Mabille Winter 2010

Alexis Mabille’s collection for Winter 2010 made full use of lace and his signature motif – the bow tie. Created as an ensemble, many of the items in the series are intended to be interchangeable as well as customisable. To this end, Alexis Mabille offers his clients the opportunity to attend his studio in Paris … Read more Paris Haute Couture: Alexis Mabille Winter 2010

Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010

Alexandre Vauthier’s collection for Winter 2010  offers glamourous party dresses and power gowns. Sumptuous fur is teamed with curvy waistlines. In contrast, delicate trains and sheer bat-wing dresses are offset with heavy metallic plates. In this luxurious collection velvet, gold, lace, fur and silk are all exhibited in full glory. Although the hemlines may be … Read more Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010

Gustavo Lins Autumn Winter 2010

If you’re looking to keep warm this Winter, Gustavo Lins is your man. With layers of carefully constructed clothing and pelts of mink fur, ladies in Lins will not feel a shiver once the cold comes. The Brazilian architect-turned-fashion designer took his inspiration for the Autumn Winter 2010 collection from Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair – … Read more Gustavo Lins Autumn Winter 2010

Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn Winter 2010 – 2011

From a leather catwoman to full cowgirl jumpsuit and fur halterneck top, Maison Martin Margiela has the aura of a mad scientist’s laboratory; splicing collections and dreaming up new uses for old fashions. The entire design studio is painted in distressed white and all of the staff wear lab coats. Pieces are formulated from vintage … Read more Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn Winter 2010 – 2011

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture A/W 2010: Paris

Franck Sorbier presented an operatic collection at the Paris Haute Couture week this July in the French capital. Costume pieces from ballerinas to diva-style metalwork corsets were made all the more theatrical by dry ice and leaves on the ground of the catwalk. Professing to maintain an attachment to the colour black for its modesty, … Read more Franck Sorbier Haute Couture A/W 2010: Paris

Kitsuné Boutique Launches in Paris

The record and fashion label, Kitsuné has launched a boutique in Paris at the corner of passage Beaujolais and 52 rue de Richelieu, in the first district of Paris. Featuring polo shirts in a variety of designs, the new menswear collection will soon be augmented with chinos and cardigans all wrapped in special Parisien gift … Read more Kitsuné Boutique Launches in Paris